Noble gas (He, Ne, Ar, Xe, and Kr) data are currently realizing their potential to provide information concerning the processes involved in the formation and evolution of the Earth and solar system. However, as Alex Haliday points out in his foreword to this volume, the technical difficulties in acquiring noble gas data are only matched by the complexity of the noble gas systematics involved in data interpretation. Therefore, dedicated analytical facilities available to obtain noble gas analyses are relatively few and require specialists both in instrument development and in Earth and planetary processes to overcome the problems involved in producing...

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